Walter Thomas CHAPMAN MM

Badge Number: S14709, Sub Branch: State
S14709

CHAPMAN, Walter Thomas

Service Number: 4796
Enlisted: 29 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: McLaren Vale, South Australia, May 1892
Home Town: McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 24 February 1967
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Garden of Remembrance
Memorials: Angaston District WW1 Roll of Honour, Angaston WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Nuriootpa Honor Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

29 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 27th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 27th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
2 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
26 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 27th Infantry Battalion

Citation for Walter Thomas Chapman's Military Medal

During the attack near Mont St Quentin, NE of Peronne, on September 2nd 1918, this man was attached to the Brigade Sniping Section. Shortly after the leading waves of the attack had gone over, a party of the enemy numbering about 40 were observed by Pte Chapman in the rear of the newly gained line. They had two machine guns, and were preparing to attack our men from the rear. Private Chapman immediately engaged them with rapid fire from an exposed position, and although under concentrated fire, succeeded in killing twelve of the enemy on the guns and in the vicinity, the remainder being taken prisoners. He showed great courage and disregard of danger throughout.

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